Starring, Written, Directed, and Produced by Craig Denney
Craig Alexander, a con-man “psychic” on the carnival circuit, lucks into a criminal enterprise to pilfer some legendary rubies in Kenya. His luck holds and he winds up the sole beneficiary of the ill-gotten wealth, which he parlays into an astrological empire. But once he reaches the top, there’s only one direction he can go…
June 12, 2021 Subject:
Entertainingly Awful, Visually Stunning Opus
Craig Denney’s multi-meta-layered and recursively self-referential “rags to riches and back again” masterwork needs to be seen AND DOWNLOADED by every fan of Le Bad Cinema. “The Astrologer” contains sumptuously gorgeous, widescreen location shots of Thailand, Kenya, Long Beach CA, and an anonymous graveyard which are all mystically interconnected with rough edits that will make your eyes bleed. One of those amazing edits consists of stock footage (every bad director’s refuge) sourced directly from the first reel of the movie itself while another is a jump cut clearly inspired by Kubrick. Jaw-droppingly ad-libbed dialogue enhances the infused, rough hewn authenticity of Denney’s confessional tale of smuggling, murder, mayhem, booze, drugs, and international racketeering. While the underlying tale and the character dynamics are compellingly engaging and wrapped in professional cinematography, the overall package is amateurishly presented. And that’s what makes this film an entertainingly delightful gem.
Reviewer:Gov Bud Hudnut
March 30, 2021 Subject: